Parmesan Baked Asparagus

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An ultra low-calorie side dish that adds a blast of flavor to any meal!

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Do you ever find yourself staring into the refrigerator, trying to figure out what to serve for dinner? Maybe you have chicken or fish thawed, but you don’t have a plan for how to serve it. The right side dish can take a meal from boring to exciting real quick! Our Parmesan Baked Asparagus is rich in both nutrients and savory flavor. It can elevate any protein and create a seriously yummy dinner option. Plus, it’s ready to serve in just a few minutes, making this easy recipe the perfect go-to on busy nights. It’s a wonderful side to serve at a multi-dish dinner party or potluck, too!

A Delicious, Easy Side Dish

Our deliciously simple asparagus makes the perfect side to many dishes.

This is one of my favorite side dishes to prepare when I’ve got guests coming around for a big dinner. All you need to do to make this simple side is toss all of the ingredients together and pop it in the oven for ten minutes. While the fresh asparagus gives this side dish a rich taste and crisp texture, parmesan adds a savory aroma that is simply to die for. Because it’s ready so quickly, this side can be a quick last-minute addition to add some healthy ingredients and color to your plate. It’s simple to make, deliciously healthy, and a downright original dish that your guests will love!

The Amazing Benefits of Asparagus

The parmesan adds a nice, rich flavor to the earthy asparagus.

This simple recipe features asparagus, a bright green vegetable that is rich in fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C and K. Asparagus has been shown to help with better digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes, and lowering blood pressure. With all of these benefits, along with its earthy flavors combined with antioxidant-rich garlic and protein-packed parmesan, this baked asparagus will hit the spot while hitting your health goals.

Easily Hit Your Veggie Goals

This simple side will help you pull together a healthy weeknight meal.

It’s always important to get your veggies in because they are packed with amazing vitamins and minerals that are essential for your health. Healthy vegetable recipes aren’t always the most interesting thing on the menu, but here at Skinny Ms. we always value health AND flavor. Our recipe for Baked Parmesan Asparagus proves that! With its incredible tastes and nutrient-rich ingredients, it truly has it all!

Try out this Simple Veggie Side Dish

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Make this easy Baked Asparagus in just two simple steps. First, toss together your asparagus with oil, garlic, salt, and parmesan. Place it into a medium-sized baking dish, making sure to spread the asparagus out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for ten minutes. Then all you have to do is enjoy!

Try this baked side dish with several different entrees, such as chicken, turkey, or fish. Here are some recipe ideas to pair with this side:

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Parmesan Baked Asparagus

This simple side dish adds flavor and nutrients to any meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 3 spears (approximately)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toss together your asparagus with oil, garlic, salt, and parmesan.
  • Place into a mediumsized baking dish, making sure to spread the asparagus out evenly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for ten minutes.


One pound of asparagus typically yields 12 to 15 spears, so you will need to adjust your serving size accordingly. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 3spears (approximately) | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 906IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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